400 ICT experts from universities and research centres take part in the RedIRIS technical conference in Bilbao

You can follow the sessions via live streaming at http://www.rediris.es/jt/jt2012/

The Bizkaia Aretoa building in Bilbao is hosting the 23rd Technical Conference of RedIRIS today and tomorrow. This edition brings together 400 experts and network and computer service managers affiliated with RedIRIS - mainly from universities, research centres and regional networks - to exchange information and experiences.

The opening event at 10:00 was chaired by Juan José Unzilla, deputy director for Coordination at the University of the Basque Country; José Doncel, deputy director general for Scientific and Technological Planning and Infrastructure at the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness; Borja Adsuara, General Director of Red.es; Josu Aramberri, coordinator of the I2basque network; and Teresa Alba, director general of the Municipal Computer Centre of Bilbao.

The opening speech, addressing integrated innovation, was delivered by Carlos Fernández Isoird, Director of DenokInn and coordinator of the Hiriko project.

During the two days of the event there will be several parallel sessions on different issues, including: smart spaces, externalising and integrating public and private clouds, rollout of IPv6, e-administration, services for virtual communities, and multigigabit networks, applications and services.

The closing event on 29 November will begin at 17:00, with the closing address ‘From the stars to the Web’, given from the Teide Observatory in Tenerife by Álex Oscoz Abad and Alfred Rosenberg, doctors of Astrophysics at the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute; after which Tomás de Miguel, the Director of RedIRIS, will bring the event to a close.

All the sessions of the Technical Conference will be available via real time streaming from the event website http://www.rediris.es/jt/jt2012/

This edition of the RedIRIS Technical conference is partnered by nineteen companies in the sector, including the special sponsors Alcatel-Lucent and Teltek, which will take part in the event, giving lectures during the technical sessions, and showing their products in an exhibition area.

As usual, this encounter will be preceded by the RedIRIS working groups, which will be held in the same location on 26 and 27 November.


About RedIRIS

RedIRIS, which was founded in 1988, is the Spanish academic and scientific community's advanced communication network. It includes more than 450 affiliate academic and research institutions, representing more than 150,000 researchers and about 2 million potential users. It is funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and is included in its map of Singular Scientific and Technological Facilities. It is managed by the public corporate entity Red.es, which is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.